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Friday 13 December 2019

Going green - Dublin's Bhoys hit the road to see their heroes

Jack McCaffrey, Evan Comerford, Paddy Small, Paddy Andrews, Brian Fenton and (front l-r) Cormac Costello, Nially Scully, Sean Bugler and Cian O’Sullivan outside Celtic Park
Jack McCaffrey, Evan Comerford, Paddy Small, Paddy Andrews, Brian Fenton and (front l-r) Cormac Costello, Nially Scully, Sean Bugler and Cian O’Sullivan outside Celtic Park

It was a case of from Croke Park to Celtic Park for some of our five-in-a-row All-Ireland-winning heroes.

Fresh from a phenomenal year on the GAA pitch, members of the Dublin squad flew over to Scotland where their incredible achievement was honoured by Celtic at their Scottish Premiership win over Livingston on Saturday.

Jack McCaffrey, Brian Fenton, Niall Scully and Paddy Andrews were among those who travelled to Celtic Park.

Cian O'Sullivan, Cormac Costello, Niall Scully and Evan Comerford also made the journey where they were honoured by the Hoops and their army of fans. The players were welcomed on to the pitch in Glasgow and presented their hosts with a signed jersey to help the club's annual Christmas appeal.

Photographs

The players were congratulated on their campaign by Celtic, who are themselves eight-in-a-row Scottish champions.

The lads enjoyed their day on the other side of the water, stopping into Connolly's Irish Bar in Glasgow before the game.

They shared a number of photographs on their Instagram accounts of them posing inside the dug-out at Celtic Park, as well as outside the stadium.

They watched Neil Lennon's side move three points clear after their comprehensive 4-0 win before Rangers won yesterday to go level on points.

The trip comes on the back of an amazing year for Jim Gavin's team and Dublin GAA, with the ladies' team winning three-in-a-row All-Irelands this year.

Since the achievement, two of Dublin's stalwarts have announced their decision to retire from county GAA - forward ace Bernard Brogan and seven-time All-Ireland-winning Eoghan O'Gara.

At the GAA All Stars Awards earlier this month, Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton was named footballer of the year.

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